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Kris Swiatocho

Kris Swiatocho is the president and director of Ministries and Ministries. She has served in ministry in various capacities for the last 25 years. An accomplished trainer and mentor, Kris has a heart to reach and grow leaders so they will in turn reach and grow others. She is the author of four books including: "Singles and Relationships: A 31-Day Experiment," "From the Manger to the Cross: The Women in Jesus' Life," "Jesus, Single Like Me with Study Questions" and the most recent "Everyone Knows a Single Adult: The FAQ's of Single Adult Ministry.

Do You Want To Be Married?

“Do you want to be married?” If you have been single long enough, you have heard this question many times. Whether you are at a family reunion, meeting a new neighbor, sitting beside someone at church, changing jobs or attending any singles function, the question comes up. Before I can give them one of my much-thought-out sarcastic answers, they follow …

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Jesus, Single Like Me

Growing up, I had a reputation for being very independent. Because my birth father was rarely at home, it felt like I was raised by a single mother. Often she would rely on me to help her take care of my younger siblings. From changing diapers to helping with dinner to babysitting, I took on a lot of responsibility. This …

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The Best Worst Date Story

“You need to borrow $20? Are you kidding me?” was just one of many comments made on the worst date of my life. This was back a few years when I was living on the coast of North Carolina. I had been talking with some friends, and they insisted that I go out with this guy they knew named Billy. …

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When Your Choice Is Between God And A Relationship

“Doe, a deer, a female deer, ray, a drop of golden sun”… I could just see myself singing it while dancing around the Residenz Fountain in Austria. “Bong, bong” … I could hear Big Ben ringing while sailing on the River Thames. I could get lost in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City while admiring the work of Michelangelo. …

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What Is God Teaching Me About Singleness?

In my journeys I often meet people who are struggling with their singleness. Some have just come out of a serious relationship and are wondering if they will ever love again and get married; others have never had a serious relationship and wonder if it will ever happen. And there are those who struggle with contentment, purpose and worthiness. I too …

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When You Want To Surrender And Control

“Now you see me, now you don’t!” was a recent picture of me on a whitewater rafting trip in Colorado. I was at the Metro Single Pastors Conference in Glen Eyrie, Colorado Springs last month. The conference leaders made the announcement about anyone wanting to go whitewater rafting. I had never been before, so I was super-excited and super-scared. Because I am not …

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4 Battles Of Singleness

  Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me. Lord, what are human beings that you care for them, mere mortals that you think of them? (Psalm …

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Why Am I Single?

“I know why I am single. I’m selfish,” said one of the folks at my last speaking event. It was a Friday night in Salisbury, North Carolina. I was speaking at a church on Jesus, Single Like Me material. Before I speak, I love to sit with folks during the meal time to get to know them better. As usual the questions …

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I Married My Mom, Now I Want A Divorce

Mom, Mom, can you talk a little softer? Mom, Mom . . . I am trying to watch my TV show. Mom, Mom, are all your friends hard of hearing? Can’t you talk more softly? Mom, MOM, MOM, I am trying to watch my TV SHOW. CAN YOU GO SOMEWHERE ELSE TO TALK ON YOUR PHONE? Umm, please? I love …

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